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Radio Frequency Identification Device

The Future of Lift Access

NEW for Winter 21.22. All Powderhorn guests will need to carry a RFID Chip-embedded card that will trigger and open one of the new access gates which will be located at each chairlift. 

Powderhorn RFID Cards will have an expected lifespan of over 8 years; this means whether you are a Season Pass Holder, or a Day Ticket Purchaser, you can reuse your card for the duration of its lifespan. The multi-year durability of the new RFID cards will drastically reduce Powderhorn's environmental impact when compared to the use of old day tickets and season pass cards.

What is RFID?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification Device and consists of a small circuit integrated into your Season Pass or day ticket. When you pass through the lift line, this circuit will register and open an access gate automatically for hands-free and streamlined lift access.

RFID and Powderhorn Season Pass Holders

Season Passes will now look and feel very different. The RFID-enabled Powderhorn Season Pass Card will open the new access gates and allow for lift loading. With the card's multi-year durability, your Season Pass is now conveniently re-loadable each year through Powderhorn's online store. As always, your Season Passes are for personal use only, non-transferable, and cannot be resold. Your photo will still be taken and displayed via remote screen to the lift attendants each time you access a chairlift.

NOTE: All season passholders will need to take a new photo for the 21.22 Winter Season. 

RFID FAQ's

WHEN CAN I GET MY NEW RFID CARD?
Powderhorn's RFID access hardware and software installation is scheduled for Summer/Fall 2021. RFID cards will be issued after we have essential infrastructure in place. Stay tuned for additional updates on a card pickup timeframe. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE ACCESSING THE CHAIRLIFTS?
You must have a ticket/pass loaded onto your RFID card before accessing any lifts. Guests can only take one card through the lift access gates per day.   

HOW SHOULD I USE MY RFID CARD WHEN SKIING/SNOWBOARDING?
You should store your new Powderhorn RFID card in a secure, left-handed zipped pocket on its own; the card must be separate from cell phones, bank cards, keys, or any aluminum products like foil gum packaging. Do not have more than one RFID card on you at a time, including RFID cards from other resorts. Most modern ski/snowboard jackets have a built-in RFID pocket located on the lower left sleeve, which is ideal to keep your RFID card separate from other objects. 

WHAT ABOUT LANYARDS, KEYRINGS, RETRACTABLE PASS HOLDERS, ETC.?
You will not need to remove your RFID card from your pocket for lift access unless there is a card read error. Punching a hole through your card will cause damage, rendering your card inactive. If you punch a hole in in your card, you will need to purchase a replacement RFID card.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPLACE A LOST OR DAMAGED RFID CARD?
Damaged or lost cards are subject to a replacement fee. 

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